« on: May 17, 2005, 12:49:59 PM »
If you are looking for a "hard" answer, this is probably not the board to be asking on. While people on here are extremely helpful, you have no way of verifying that what anyone says on here is 100% fact. Your concern regarding the cost of attending law school, versus the possiblty that after completion, something on your record will prevent you from being able to practice, is well founded. That being said, you should call the Bar association in your state and ask. You don't have to give them your name, just ask if there are definitive, concrete criterias that disqualify someone from being able to take the Bar exam (ie seriousness of offenses on record, or number of offenses). They may not be able to give you a definitive answer and may say it is case by case, but they would surely know better than anyone on here would. If you get nowhere there, then maybe someone on here might have their own story, or know someone with a situation similar to yours. Good luck.